Emotions in Child Psychotherapy


Emotions in Child Psychotherapy is based on a series of lectures I presented to the faculty and trainees of New York – Presbyterian Hospital, Westchester Division, in 2005.

In this book, I offer an integrative framework for child therapy, based on a contemporary understanding of a child’s emotional experience. I show how a systematic focus on children’s emotions provides new understandings of all phases of the therapeutic process as well as effective ways of solving persistent clinical problems: how to engage more children in treatment, mitigate a child’s resistance, and provide the kind of understanding to children that promotes openness, initiative, and positive character development.